IDSA grants an undergraduate scholarship that recognizes excellence in student studies and work. The recipient will receive a cash award to be used in the completion of degree work in the following year.
Almost all design programs in the US and some international schools are represented by IDSA either through individual faculty members or through the on-campus IDSA Student Chapters. These entities are set up as support groups to help students to connect to and interact with the profession as they work their way from learning into professional life. The interests and issues of Educators are represented at the IDSA Board though the Education Council.
Honorary IDSA Membership is awarded by a three-quarters majority vote of the Board of Directors to any person whose relationship to, involvement with, or special efforts on behalf of the design profession merit the recognition and gratitude of the Society.
See below for special benefits. All IDSA members receive the following benefits:
Subscriptions to four valuable IDSA publications: Find information on important design issues in Innovation, the quarterly magazine. Keep up with who is changing companies, what those companies are working on, the latest Society news and search our ID employment ads in the monthly newsletter, Design Perspectives.
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Vision Statement As a key voice of the profession, IDSA advances the positive impact of design on business and society while directly benefiting members by evolving into the world's most effective design organization.
The IDSA Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship is a $44,000 fund originally established with a $25,000 contribution by the late Francesco Gianninoto, a US package designer who began his career as a commercial artist in 1920 with no formal training and became an art director at BBD&O.
IDSA's Board of Directors may confer, by a two-thirds majority vote, a fellowship membership to a member in good standing who has earned the special respect and affection of the membership through distinguished service to the industrial design profession.